Ethernet Cable Hack Extends Your Flash Sync Cord [DIY]

By Jason Fitzpatrick on January 30th, 2012

If you’re looking for a quick, dirty, and cheap way to extend your camera’s flash-sync cord, this tutorial shows you how to splice it to an Ethernet cable for easy length customization.

Flash sync cables are usually rather short and lengthy cables are obscenely expensive for what they are (often $1-1.50 a foot). This simple tutorial shows you how you can can hack a short sync cable to any length you desire using cheap Ethernet cable and female Ethernet adapters. Watch the video above to see the process in action.

[via DIY Photography]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/30/12
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